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To: "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <znmeb@...>
From: "Marijn Schouten (hkBst)" <hkBst@g.o>
Subject: Re: Last Rites: dev-lisp/gcl-cvs
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:17:55 +0200
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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Is GCL (upstream) really in trouble? I know SBCL is the most actively
> maintained open source Common Lisp these days, but quite a few projects
> have some GCL dependencies. The Axiom project (and its forks) seem to be
> moving to Clisp, but their base build is still GCL-based.
> 

No development seems to be going on and no release has been made for quite
some time. There are still a few mails now and then on the mailing list
though. We're currently depending on an 70 MB patch that we borrow from
debian, whose gcl maintainer also seems to be the only person to still answer
mails on the list. I've asked on the list whether my perception was wrong and
it went unanswered. I'm not happy about dropping it, but a few more bugs is
all it takes right now. Maxima is the only thing depending on it and it builds
fine with SBCL and I think OpenMCL.

Axiom seems to include its own copy of gcl, (the ebuild doesn't DEPEND on gcl).

Marijn

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